Sign Ups for the 2012 Dewey Decimal Challenge

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Dewey Decimal Challenge hosted at The Introverted Reader

I wasn’t sure if I was going to host the 2012 Dewey Decimal Challenge.  I just don’t feel that I read enough non-fiction to be hosting it, but since I still don’t see anyone hosting a general non-fiction challenge, it’s once more into the breach for me!

The levels last year seemed to be entirely too easy for some of you, so I’ve revamped them a bit. Don’t worry; I’ve still kept the lower numbers.

The Challenge:  Read any non-fiction book(s), adult or young adult. That’s it. You can choose anything. Poetry? Yes. Memoirs? Yes. History? Yes. Travel? Yes. You get the idea? Absolutely anything that is classified as non-fiction counts for this challenge.

I always like levels in my challenges, so here are mine:

Dilettante–Read 1-5 non-fiction books

Explorer–Read 6-10

Seeker–Read 11-15

Master–Read 16-20

This challenge will last from January 1 to December 31, 2012. You can sign up anytime throughout the year.

I am not limiting the challenge to bloggers. You can also link to a review you wrote on another site, such as GoodReads or LibraryThing.

Crossovers with other challenges are acceptable, and feel free to read your books in any format you like.

I’m signing up at the Seeker level. I’ll track my progress here.

  1. The Bookseller of Kabul by Åsne Seierstad, translated by Ingrid Christopherson
  2. On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King
  3. Ava’s Man by Rick Bragg
  4. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot, read by Cassandra Campbell with Bahni Turpin
  5. Sleeping at the Starlite Motel: And Other Adventures on the Way Back Home by Bailey White
  6. Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand
  7. The Prince of Frogtown by Rick Bragg, read by the author
  8. First Person America by Ann Banks
  9. The Girl Who Was on Fire: Your Favorite Authors on Suzanne Collins’ Hunger Games Trilogy, edited by Leah Wilson
  10. In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler’s Berlin by Erik Larson, read by Stephen Hoye
  11. Drama: An Actor’s Education by John Lithgow, read by the author

Sign up below! Post your reviews here as well. Use your name or blog name and the title of the book in parentheses. Example: The Introverted Reader (The Bookseller of Kabul)

1. Traxy (The Squeee)
2. (Tammy)Mug of Moxie
3. Jenn @ Simply…Challenging
4. Darlene @ Darlene’s Book Nook
5. Sophia’s Book Blog
6. Emma @ Words And Peace
7. Leonor
8. The Bibliophage
9. Mary (Nisaba Be Praised)
10. Shaluna (Precious Illusion)
11. Lisa @ When She Reads
12. Michelle
13. Kristi @ Books and Needlepoint
14. Michelle @ The True Book Addict
15. Nan/Letters from a Hill Farm
16. Maphead’s Book Blog
17. Katie @ Doing Dewey
18. Becky
19. Sasha
20. Dusky Literati
21. Nan (The Circus Fire)
22. Emma @ Words And Peace (Charles Dickens: A Life))
23. Nan (Harry Truman’s Excellent Adventure)
24. Katie @ Doing Dewey (Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Changed the World)
25. Katie @ Doing Dewey (Small Pieces Loosely Joined: A Unified Theory of the Web)
26. Unabridged Chick
27. Emma @ Words And Peace (A MIdsummer Night’s Dream)
28. Debbie @ Exurbanis
29. Emma @ Words And Peace (Paris My Sweet)
30. Audra @ Unabridged Chick (Thank You For Not Reading)
31. Laurie @ In Laurie’s Mind
32. Katie @ Doing Dewey (A Spring Without Bees)
33. Katie @ Doing Dewey (Welcoming Wildlife to the Garden)
34. Katie @ Doing Dewey (Nature’s Second Chance)
35. Maphead’s Book Blog (The House of Wisdom)
36. Maphead’s Book Blog (God and Gold)
37. Emma @ Words And Peace (Gandhi: A Manga Biography)
38. Emma @ Words And Peace (The Adventures of Herg�)
39. Maphead’s Book Blog (The Swerve)
40. Darlene’s Book Nook (Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice)
41. Maphead’s Book Blog (Israel: Opposing Viewpoints)
42. Scribacchina
43. Emma @ Words And Peace (St Gregory Palamas As a Hagiorite)
44. Maphead’s Book Blog (Heretics)
45. Scribacchina (What I Talk About When I Talk About Running)
46. Emma @ Words And Peace (Exploring the Inner Universe)
47. Emma @ Words And Peace (Le dieu du carnage)
48. Maphead’s Book Blog (Exploring Reality)
49. Darlene’s Book Nook (Incans, Mayans & Azetcs)
50. Darlene’s Book Nook (Listening to Crickets)
51. Darlene’s Book Nook (The Magic School Bus: Inside the Human Body)
52. Emma @ Words And Peace (Macbeth)
53. Katie @ Doing Dewey (The Eye of the Elephant))
54. Katie @ Doing Dewey (All Creatures Great and Small)
55. Darlene’s Book Nook (Penitent, with Roses: An HIV Mother Reflects)
56. Katie @ Doing Dewey (Silent Spring)
57. Kristi @ Books and Needlepoint (You’re Already Amazing)
58. Kristi @ Books and Needlepoint (Samplers & Samplermaking)
59. Sophia @ Page Plucker (Eating for England)
60. Sophia @ Page Plucker (The Unbearable Lightness of Being a Prawn Cracker)
61. Sophia @ Page Plucker (Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops)
62. Maphead’s Book Blog (Me of Little Faith)
63. Maphead’s Book Blog (8 Pieces of Empire)
64. Darlene’s Book Nook (Walk Away the Pounds)
65. Biblio Jess
66. Page Plucker (The Tent, the Bucket and Me)
67. Katie @ Doing Dewey (Uncertain Peril)
68. Katie @ Doing Dewey (Cultivating an Ecological Conscience)
69. Biblio Jess (Does This Clutter Make My Butt Look Fat?)
70. Maphead’s Book Blog (The New Atheism)
71. Maphead’s Book Blog (What Israel Means to Me)
72. Nan (Notes to my mother-in-law)
73. Biblio Jess (Nice Girls Don’t Get Rich)
74. Emma @ Words And Peace (The Maldive Mystery)
75. Maphead’s Book Blog (A Chance in the World)
76. Emma @ Words And Peace (Maya Roads)
77. Maphead’s Book Blog (Third World America)
78. Darlene’s Book Nook (Ben Franklin of Old Philadelphia)
79. Unabridged Chick (The Storytelling Animal by Jonathan Gottschall )
80. Darlene’s Book Nook (The Story of Eli Whitney)
81. Laurie @ In Laurie’s Mind (Whisky, Kilts, and the Loch Ness Monster)
82. Maphead’s Book Blog (Jerusalem 1913)
83. Katie @ Doing Dewey (The How of Happiness)
84. Katie @ Doing Dewey (The Universe in a Mirror)
85. Katie @ Doing Dewey (Heavenly Intrigue)
86. Katie @ Doing Dewey (Tycho and Kepler)
87. Katie @ Doing Dewey (Tycho and Kepler)
88. Maphead’s Book Blog (Mao Zedong)
89. Biblio Jess (The Man Who Loved Books Too Much)
90. Maphead’s Book Blog (A Crime So Monstous)
91. Katie @ Doing Dewey (Lost in Shangri-La)
92. Emma @ Words And Peace (Inner River)
93. Katie @ Doing Dewey (Moments of Being)
94. Katie @ Doing Dewey (The Pluto Files)
95. Unabridged Chick (The Receptionist by Janet Groth)
96. Page Plucker (It’s All News to Me)
97. Nan (Lunch in Paris)
98. Nan (Chickens, Mules and Two Old Fools)
99. Maphead’s Book Blog (Weekends at Bellevue)
100. Maphead’s Book Blog (Reading the Bible Again For the First Time)
101. Maphead’s Book Blog (The Rise and Fall of the Bible)
102. Maphead’s Book Blog (The Honored Dead)
103. Emma @ Words And Peace (Henry V)
104. Emma @ Words And Peace (Tanzania)
105. Biblio Jess (Enough Already! Clearing Mental Clutter to Become the Best You)
106. Page Plucker (The Diary of a Nose)
107. Page Plucker (Confessions of a GP)
108. Maphead’s Book Blog (Why I Am a Catholic)
109. Nan (Midnight in Peking)
110. Darlene’s Book Nook (If You Were There When They Signed the Constitution)
111. Emma @ Words And Peace (In The Garden of Beasts)
112. Maphead’s Book Blog (Dealing with the Dragon)
113. Maphead’s Book Blog (The Middle East: Current Controverseis)
114. Emma @ Words And Peace (Irar:The Borrowed Kettle)
115. Page Plucker (London’s Olympic Follies)
116. Emma @ Words And Peace (Much Ado About Nothing)
117. Emma @ Words And Peace (Le Road Trip)
118. Page Plucker (The First World War)
119. Gina @ Book Dragon’s Lair
120. Gina (The Gardner Heist)
121. Emma @ Words And Peace (Antony And Cleopatra)
122. Emma @ Words And Peace (The Taming of the Shrew)
123. Maphead’s Book Blog (Escape From Camp 14)
124. Maphead’s Book Blog (Unsettled)
125. Maphead’s Book Blog (The Arab Revolution)
126. Maphead’s Book Blog (The Devil and Sherlock Holmes)
127. Maphead’s Book Blog (Did Jesus Exist?)
128. Maphead’s Book Blog (Behind the Beautiful Forevers)
129. Maphead’s Book Blog (The Supreme Court)
130. Maphead’s Book Blog (Jerusalem, Jerusalem)
131. Maphead’s Book Blog (Stiff)
132. Maphead’s Book Blog (Speaking of Empire and Resistance)
133. Maphead’s Book Blog (A Stanger to Myself)
134. Maphead’s Book Blog (Last Days in Babylon)
135. Emma @ Words And Peace (Beauty For Ashes)
136. Emma @ Words And Peace (The Aleppo Codex)
137. Emma @ Words And Peace (Clairvaux Manifesto)
138. Emma @ Words And Peace (Little Princes – Nepal)
139. Unabridged Chick (How the French Invented Love by Marilyn Yalom)
140. Darlene’s Book Nook (Hold On to Your Kids)
141. Page Plucker (Six Feet Over)
142. Page Plucker (The Polysyllabic Spree)
143. Unabridged Chick (Because You Have To by Joan Frank)
144. Maphead’s Book Blog (Saudi Arabia Exposed)
145. Maphead’s Book Blog (Under a Red Sky)
146. Maphead’s Book Blog (Heaven)
147. Maphead’s Book Blog (Inside the Outbreaks)
148. Maphead’s Book Blog (Hong Konged)
149. Maphead’s Book Blog (Divinity of doubt)
150. Emma @ Words And Peace (The Black Count)
151. Maphead’s Book Blog (The Sultan’s Shadow)
152. Unabridged Chick (Voodoo in My Blood by Carolle Jean-Murat)
153. Emma @ Words And Peace (Itinerary)
154. Maphead’s Book Blog (The Arab Spring: Opposing Viewpoints)
155. Maphead’s Book Blog (Sarajevo: A War Journal)
156. Maphead’s Book Blog ( Nine Hills to Nambonkaha)
157. Maphead’s Book Blog (An Orange Revolution)
158. Unabridged Chick (An Extraordinary Theory of Objects by Stephanie LaCava)
159. Maphead’s Book Blog (Souls on Fire)
160. Maphead’s Book Blog (God’s Jury)
161. Maphead’s Book Blog (The Fear)
162. Maphead’s Book Blog (Pakistan on the Brink)
163. Darlene’s Book Nook (William Wilberforce: God’s Politician)
164. Darlene’s Book Nook (The Winter at Valley Forge: Survival and Victory)
165. Darlene’s Book Nook (American Indian Prayer Guide)
166. Darlene’s Book Nook (First Encyclopedia of Seas & Oceans)
167. Darlene’s Book Nook (Mysteries & Marvels of Nature)
168. Darlene’s Book Nook (The Usborne Science Encyclopedia)
169. Darlene’s Book Nook (Can’t You Make Them Behave, King George?)
170. Darlene’s Book Nook (And Then What Happened, Paul Revere?)
171. Darlene’s Book Nook (What’s the Big Idea, Ben Franklin?)
172. Darlene’s Book Nook (Water)
173. Darlene’s Book Nook (Real Science-4-Kids: Biology, Level I)
174. Darlene’s Book Nook (Lyrical Life Science, Volume 1)
175. Maphead’s Book Blog (Inside Scientology)
176. Maphead’s Book Blog (Why Nations Fail)
177. Michelle @ The True Book Addict (wrap-up)
178. Debbie @Exurbanis (2012 Wrap-up)
179. Emma @ Words And Peace [2012 wrap-up)

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  1. Just signing up. I've read 6 so far, thought it was only 5, and sign-up for Explorer. Four more to go!

  2. Just posted the link to The Maldive Mystery – it is not a mystery, but a book by Heyerdahl related to archeology!

  3. I'm upping my game to Explorer, seeing as how I've already posted three non-fic reviews this year and am drafting another couple. 🙂

    And I've finally remembered to write the actual post about participating in the challenge … d'oh. How's that for forgetful? (Although it won't be posted for another 15 hours. But it's done!)

  4. I only signed up now… but thank you for hosting it, I was looking for something like this challenge!

  5. Thanks for hosting this challenge! I read lots of non-fiction and was excited to find a challenge so I find other people reading non-fiction too 🙂

  6. I need something to push me to read something other than YA fantasy and sci fi, and this is going to be it. Thanks. : D

  7. I just signed up for the Southern Lit challenge, and now I've signed up for this one. Not sure which level I'll tackle yet, but I'm excited to start!

  8. Since I read almost exclusively nonfiction, this is MY kind of challenge. Put me down for the Master level.

  9. I'm so glad you are offering this again! Thank you. I've just signed up:

  10. Hi, I was really excited to come across this challenge. I think I'm going to do the Dilettante level.

  11. Hope it is ok that I am asking a question in this space.

    Being new to Challenges….

    In this Challenge, are cross-overs allowed?? (I think that's the correct term? a book that qualifies for more than one challenge?).

    Please let me know!

    Thank you

  12. I'm going for the Dilletante level. I don't usually read non-fiction. I really need this challenge.

  13. Thanks for doing this again. I read 25 books for this last year, so I'm going for the Master. the Linky has my 2012 post, here is my 2011 recap for this challenge:

  14. I was hoping you were going to do this again! I'll sign up for Seeker too, thanks so much for hosting 🙂

  15. Thanks so much for hosting this challenge! I was trying to find a non-fiction one that included all genres, so this is perfect!

  16. Yah! I'm so excited that you are hosting this book challenge. I'm going to go for Explorer. Thanks!

  17. I'll go for "Dilettante" level. If I end up with more than 5, that's good, but I'll definitely read at least one, probably more. 🙂

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